Killian Cruiser

Music Producer/Mix Engineer

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Looking for a fresh, modern production which is full of life? Any genre from Pop, EDM, Rock, Indie and pretty much anything else... I'm the guy! I have been a full time producer for 12 years working with the likes of Sony, Warner, Interscope, Syco Music, Universal and many more. I can take your bare bones song & turn it into a radio-ready song!

WHO I AM:
I am originally from Manchester, UK but have lived in Los Angeles for the last 12 years. I work with clients all over the world on Soundbetter and have produced over 1200 songs for artists in over 217 Cities. I play guitar, piano, bass, cello and drums but my strongest skill is programming and producing tracks from scratch.
I currently split my time in my studios in Los Angeles & Miami.

WHAT I DO:
I can take your Demo ideas/melody/lyrics and bring your vision to life!
I strive to make your song shine with emotion, dynamics and power which will catch the attention of listeners right away!

Services I offer, include:
- Creating a track from scratch based on your vision.
- Creating a production around your lyrics, demo or even just a rough idea you recorded on your phone
- Reproducing/Remixing or enhancing your song's production
- Mixing and Mastering (including vocal production)

FIRST CLASS TREATMENT:
When you hire me, you are getting First Class treatment... I remember what it's like to be the artist and I ALWAYS treat my clients the way i would want to be treated! The song will be custom-made for you, delivered on time and to your full satisfaction....and you also keep 100% of the publishing! Working with me is always fun, easy & the final production will blow you away ;)

Let know how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Languages

  • English

630 Reviews - 89 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nolan D.
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    Killian really did a fantastic job. He added elements to my song that made it flow and transform into something that I am really happy about!

  2. Review by Archie S.
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    Killian has done it AGAIN! He's created yet another track that is beyond anything in my head. This one is SUPER HITTTT QUALITY! The songs just keep getting better and better!

  3. Review by jonaii
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    Killian was great to work with! He took my concept and ran towards near perfection. Any and all adjustments were handled in a very timely manner.

  4. Review by Damon F.
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    I have worked with Killian a few times and he always goes above an beyond the vision.

  5. Review by Hillel C.
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    Excellent musician and collaborator.

  6. Review by Maria F.
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    Crazy good production on this one. I can't say enough about Killian. Always delivers.

  7. Review by Maria F.
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    Oh my!! This is so good. Definitely going to be one of those songs you can't get out of your head.

  8. Review by Steven S.
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    It’s always a pleasure to write with this guy and allow his art show through his work. I am always pleased with the outcome every time. Thank you again Killian.

  9. Review by Howard
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    I've run out of adjectives to describe what a pro Killian is! Brilliant production skills, top-notch communication skills, and on top of that, he's a great guy! Another mind-blowing production... so lucky to be working with him!

  10. Review by Rollin Matthews
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    The second time I worked with Killian Cruiser and the results are exceptional once again. Killian's ear for production, his ideas, and his ability to bring your tracks to life is superb. In addition, Killian is flexible, timely, and a great collaborator. There's a great reason why he has over 605 five-star reviews. It isn't hyperbole, Killian is top level.

  11. Review by Art W.
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    Killian killed it again for me! He has a great ear, very creative and was able to give a song idea I had and turn it into a great modern EDM sound that I was looking for. Definitely recommend and look forward to working with him again!

  12. Review by RL
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    It's a pleasure working with Killian! Great work on the track, which is sounding brilliant. Very straight forward communication and really helpful and responsive. Many thanks!

  13. Review by Sarah F.
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    My go-to producer!! Always does such a phenomenal job :) Cannot be happier with how my songs always turn out with him. If you need someone to take your song to the next level, this is your guy!!

  14. Review by G
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    This process was so seamless it almost seemed too good to be true. Killian is everything you want in a producer and person! He’s attentive and gives great feedback but cares about the “why” behind the song. Trust me, if you’re looking for someone to work with, Killian is the go to guy. I would know because I’m working with him again :)

  15. Review by Emmalisa Tilli
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    Killian did a great job on bringing my track and vision for the song to life! It was practically what I wanted. I am so thankful and happy to have gotten great results. I am very happy and would use him again. :)

  16. Review by Arielle Moire-Selvage
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    Always a pleasure working with Killian! He is very talented, and has a great ear. Slowly building what will be my first album with him has been such a pleasure and honor.

  17. Review by Robin Master
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    Killian it is truly an honor and privilege to work with you. So professional, communication is excellent, he knows exactly what he's doing and gives himself to the project like it's his own. Definitely worth the money and definitely use him again!

  18. Review by Sarah Belle
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    Wow!!! Did such an incredible job on my song...I'm actually amazed with how great it turned out. I came to him with an acoustic demo, and he listened to my vision for the song and delivered exactly what I envisioned and then some. Cannot recommend enough!!! Will definitely be returning for all of my future tracks. :)

  19. Review by JJ Rose
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    From the moment I heard this music track I was totally in love with it. One of my favorite pieces of production from Killian. So good!!!

  20. Review by ML Moseley
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    Such an amazing producer! Sent him just a rough cut vocal and he created such a fun, beautiful work that was exactly what I imagined! Honored to have worked with him and to continue to work with him on more projects.

Interview with Killian Cruiser

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I am originally from Manchester, Uk, Where i was a touring musician with an indie rock band for a while, got my first record deal over in England when i was 16. From there i toured the world and met a lot of great industry people. Finally settled in Los Angeles (My Wife was A&R at Interscope Records). Once i got married i decided i didn't want to tour anymore so moved more into the production/mixing world... Now i own my own licensing company and recording studio in Los Angeles which was always my dream to begin with. I am very blessed and love what i do.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: My style is very varied but my productions are always full of emotion and vibe and i also love to combine genres a little in every song... Kind of like Avicii did on "Wake Me Up".

  5. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  6. A: Ed Sheeran... Super nice guy and hit music just comes easy for the guy.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: I like to get a full grasp of the song and project before i get to work. Also don't be afraid of trying new things.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: Pop, Rock, EDM, Folk, Country and everything in between.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My love for music and my experience is my strongest skill. I know how to make music that competes against Radio hits and i know what it takes to get an artist signed. I also own a music licensing company.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: Computer: Mac Pro 8-Core 3.0Ghz, Macbook Pro laptop. Outboard Gear: Universal Audio UA-S610 SOLO, Golden Age Pre-73 MKII, Slate Digital Microphone System, Apogee Ensemble, Apogee Duet 2 Plugins: Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Waves, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, You name it i probably have it. Mics: Neumann u-87, Neumann TLM-49, Slate Microphone System, AKG 214, AKG 414, Blue Baby Bottle. Monitors: Genelec 8030 LSE Triple Play, Dynaudio Acoustics BM 5A MKII. Control Room: Fully treated room with very high ceilings. Guitar: Gretsch Duojet with Bigsby, Gibson SG, Fender Telecaster (american), Fender Strat (American), Gibson ES - 335, Guild Acoustic, Gibson Mandolin, Lanikai Ukulele. Keys: Moog Sub 37 Tribute, Casio Privia PX-860, Axiom Pro 49, Axiom AIR Mini 32.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: I bring 17 years experience as musician and 10 years as a Producer/Mix Engineer. I am from England originally but live in Los Angeles, I have performed all over the world as a musician and I have also recorded in some amazing recording studios with big artists as a session musician. I have been producing, mixing, and mastering everyday for the last 10 years! I have helped many artists find a path to Management, Publishing and Record deals.

  17. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  18. A: I have worked on several projects from start to finish as a producer and mixer, then helped the artists get signed to publishing deals/recording deals. It's always nice to see people achieve their goals... i usually work with people for a while if we get along.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Take your work seriously and do it with love. I love working with artists with passion for what they do.

  21. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  22. A: Right now i am working on pitching some of the artists i have been working with the last few years... Some have already gotten publishing deals/record deals from the material we have made together. I am also working on a few albums from people around the world.

  23. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  24. A: I work with a lot of singers/writers on Sound Better.

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Analog Sounds better but Digital makes the work flow much quicker and easier to get the idea out of your head. I use both.

  27. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  28. A: 100% satisfaction. I want them to love the work. If i believe in the music i will always try to get it in front of the right people.

  29. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  30. A: I get to make music everyday & make other people's visions come to life. Music is my life.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Producers/writers: Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, The Chainsmokers & Julia Michaels. Artists: I love everything from Pop to Country to EDM to Rock.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: My work process starts with listening to the song or references several times and feeling the vibe. I then come up with a game plan of how I can help bring the song to the next level. I love to add my own taste/vibe to the track while understanding/maintaining the artists vision. It is all about team work!

  35. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  36. A: They ask if their track can be played on the radio or signed by a big label. I say yes sure!! Let me help you to get it to that level

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: I make a lot tracks from start to finish... Artists will send me the basic song idea, let me know what they are hoping to achieve and i help them get to the finish line. I also mix and master fully produced/recorded tracks to a "Radio Ready" standard. A lot of times i will also help them get their music in front of publishers/labels and managers through my contacts here in Los Angeles.

  39. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  40. A: That having more instruments and tracks means better sounding songs/mixes. Its all about doing whats best for the song! Less is sometimes more but then again sometimes MORE IS MORE!! It's all about the song!

  41. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  42. A: I like to find out what music they love and what vision they had when they created the song! This is by far the most important thing!

  43. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  44. A: 1. Piano 2. Headphones 3. Laptop 4. Apollo 5. Neumann Mic

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Terms Of Service

10 revisions (However i am very flexible on this) . I want you to be 100% satisfied with the service. Typical turn around time depends on the job. I work very quickly.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Chainsmokers
  • BloodPop®
  • The Bleachers
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 12/Ableton Live 9
  • Mac Pro 8-Core 3.0GHz
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • Universal Audio UA-S610
  • Slate Microphone System
  • Neumann U-87
  • Plus Pretty much every plugin available
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